News You Can Use – February 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 28 Jan to 3 Feb 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Too much English on Tamil, Malay TV: MDA report
Straits Times, 3 February 2015, 525 words, Sarah Giam, (English)
Too many English words and phrases are being interspersed with Malay and Tamil on television channels such as Suria and Vasantham.
This is one of the concerns expressed in the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) first combined annual report …

Improving lives, one story at a time
Straits Times, 3 February 2015, 420 words, Olivia Ho, (English)
READING the papers may leave you feeling overwhelmed, with the news often dominated by the many challenges facing the world.
This June, however, a special Saturday supplement will zoom in on the solutions to some of these problems – and you …

MDA hails better PSB programmes
TODAY (Singapore), 3 February 2015, 331 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — A combined annual report issued by four committees under the Media Development Authority (MDA) has commended improvements in the production quality of Public Service Broadcast (PSB) programmes here.

Memory keepers
Straits Times, 1 February 2015, 1900 words, Lydia Vasko, (English)
There are many ways to preserve your holiday memories, from physical scrapbooks to mobile apps
When travellers return from the year-end holiday season, their digital archives will have expanded like their waistlines, and the question soon …

Economist gets first female editor in 172 years
Straits Times, 1 February 2015, 687 words, Paul Zach, (English)
International news media hails choice of business affairs editor as a ‘breakthrough’
When Britain’s respected weekly, The Economist, found out it was losing its editor-in-chief in December, it took the unusual step of e-mailing a list of 13 …

China mulls over rating system for TV shows
MyPaper, 30 January 2015, 447 words, (English)
BEIJING
FOLLOWING the re-editing of controversial historical television series The Empress Of China, China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) media watchdog said it is looking into providing a rating system for …

MDA clarifies scope of Remote Gambling Act
TODAY (Singapore), 29 January 2015, 505 words, Kelly Ng, (English)
SINGAPORE — The new Remote Gambling Act will not cover games that do not allow players to receive money or exchange game credits for cash prizes, the Media Development Authority (MDA) clarified yesterday, following discussion with 10 …

Get lost in Facebook’s VR short film
MyPaper, 28 January 2015, 399 words, (English)
PARK CITY, UTAH
FACEBOOK’S Oculus VR is getting into movies, with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality (VR) films, and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

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